Kharayana, Kharayāna, Khara-yana: 7 definitions
Kharayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kharayāna (खरयान).—a donkey-cart; Manusmṛti 11.21.
Derivable forms: kharayānam (खरयानम्).
Kharayāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms khara and yāna (यान).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) A vehicle drawn by asses E. khara, and yāna a carriage.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kharayāna (खरयान).—n. a vehicle drawn by asses, ib.
Kharayāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms khara and yāna (यान).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kharayāna (खरयान).—[neuter] a donkey-cart.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kharayāna (खरयान):—[=khara-yāna] [from khara] n. vehicle drawn by a donkey, donkey-cart, [Manu-smṛti xi, 202.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kharayāna (खरयान):—[khara-yāna] (naṃ) 1. n. A vehicle or cart drawn by asses.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Khārāyaṇa (खारायण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kṣārāyaṇa.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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